Additional Resources: The accompanying Student's Solutions Manuals are very helpful. Schaum's Outlines Series are an excellent for providing a different perspective.
The web has a plethora of online math resources - Google provided 164,000 hits on a search for "calculus tutorial".
The further library references are provided as an aide to the student:
Metropolitan District of Washington Park Site http://www.park.edu/virginia
Park University Library http://www.park.edu/library/index.asp
Quantico Marine Corps Base Family Library http://www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/quanticolibrary.htm
Fort Myer Post Library http://www.fmmcmwr.com/librarymyer.htm
Course Description: The study of the calculus begins with an examination of the real number system and the Cartesian plane. Additional topics to be considered include: functions and their graphs, limits and differentiation techniques, the mean value theorem, application of the derivative, indefinite integration, the trigonometric functions. Pre-requisites: MA131 and MA141 or MA150 or equivalent. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: I believe in the primacy of learning over simply checking a block on the way to earning a piece of paper. Via a continuous cycle of two-way information exchange, we use the course material as the vehicle within which to develop a problem solving mindset. We leave the course better prepared to overcome the quantitative challenges we may encounter in our professional and educational careers.
Learning Outcomes:Students successfully completing this course will understand and demonstrate basic skill in the manipulation of the following concepts:
A. Precalculus mathematics.
B. Continuity and limits of functions.
C. The derivative.
D. Applications of the derivative.
E. Indefinite Integration.
Course Assessment: Students will do a large homework set every week that is graded on effort only (% completed) - a total of seven sets worth 10% of total grade.
Starting week 2, students will be given a smaller graded assignment covering previous week's homework set - a total of six take-home papers of usually 3 problems. These take-home quizzes are solely individual effort. Worth 60% of total grade.
Final Exam will be a longer take-home paper of about 10 problems roughly equivalent in effort to 3 papers. Again this is purely individual effort. Worth 30% of total grade.
Grading: A - 100-90; B - 89-80; C - 79-70; D - 69-60; F - <= 59.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Must be negotiated individually. I reserve the right to not accept late submissions. Baring any exceptional circumstance, the default grading policy for late submissions will result in a zero for the HW sets and 10 points off quizzes for every day late
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Participate in class discussions, take notes, ask questions, be respectful, be on time, be ready to work. I am going to give you the class my best effort and I expect the same from everyone else.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Meeting Date Events Topics
1 22 Mar 05 Introductions Chap 1
2 29 Mar 05 Assign Quiz #1 Chap 1, 2
3 5 Apr 05 Assign Quiz #2 Chap 2
4 12 Apr 05 Assign Quiz #3 Chap 2
5 19 Apr 05 Assign Quiz #4 Chap 3
6 26 Apr 05 Assign Quiz #5 Chap 3
7 3 May 05 Assign Quiz #6 Chap 3, 4
8 10 May 05 Assign Final Exam Crse Rvw
9 17 May 05 Submit Final Exam
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result at a minimum in an automatic failure of submitted work. This courses relies upon take-home work for grades - only work that is clearly a student's own will receive credit.
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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